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FRIEDERICH WERNER The Templars in Cyprus


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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The Templars in Cyprus
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CHAII-AIX (mi'/i). " Wo, Clement, Bishop, Servant of God's servant*, Present to thee, 1* lovèd «on, and Master Of tho Temple Order of Jern- ilem, .laines Ht ni »rd Molay, greeting from ourselves, And blessing apostolic primarily !— Whereas tho 1/Ord e immands ns to effect And enrry on tho weal of Christendom So far a» we his worthless servants may ; And it would almost seem tho Church of Owl Might in thesxj latter and degenerate time-. He swallowed np by impious Antichrist ; Wo therefora have resolved, inspired by God, And in all humbleness and holy fear, Once moro to tako up arms in faith, and scud The Cross unto Jerusalem, to snatch Tho city from tho heathen's guardianship; Further, tho Must Christian, and Catholic, Our well-loved sons, with him of England too, Themselves, and aided by their vassalago And Saxons, have determined to tako up Christ's holy Cross; wherefore, right fatherly, Wo summon thee to us, dear son do Molay, And chargo thee to repair with sixty moro Knight-Brothers of tho Temple to l'oicticrs, With utmost hnsto and minimum of delay, And there present thyself before onr Chair; Because, thy wisdom being well known to us, Wo would tako counsel with thee, seeing thou Thyself hast homo tho banner of the Lord With famo and glory in the Holy Land, And knowest well all tho roads and streams and ports. "rVe ho|e, thou wilt, as fits a pious son, Conform thyself to our paternal will. Likewise, tho Master of tho Hospital1 We've summoned hither: and we guarantee Safe conduct to thee, and wo will not fail To hold thee in rcmembranco in our prayers. ' As is *rll known, the Kniehts of St. John were called Knights cf lie IKspilal of St. John si Jerusalem. • te. ia] Till: Tl VI UH» l\ ïl'liC». 177

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